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Why desktop applications still have a place in a cloud-first world Commented on: 30 weeks ago (October 1, 2015)

Oh, that comment about desktop notifications is hilarious. Why does't Outlook Web App have desktop notifications? They could add them to the site in a day.

Why? Because Microsoft. IE is...

How To: Manage Websites Allowed to Use Microsoft Edge in Full Screen Commented on: 38 weeks ago (August 8, 2015)

I would offer one correction: Edge's support for legacy sites is not going to improve. The whole point of Edge is to jettison the Russian nesting doll of old browsers that is IE so that Edge can...

Microsoft's Missed Opportunity with Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 29, 2014)

Webkit doesn't have a GUI. It's an engine -- it just turns HTML into rendered pages.

As for performance, a few years ago you would have said that Webkit was head and shoulders above the...

Microsoft Finally Speaks Up on Xbox One Sales Commented on: 1 year ago (November 14, 2014)

No, there is not enough power in the current consoles to emulate ones made 8 years ago. For one architecture to emulate another you need single thread performance to increase by an order of...

Microsoft to Finally Open a Store in New York City Commented on: 1 year ago (September 30, 2014)

That's five short "street blocks", not the longer avenue ones.

By New York standards, that's extremely close. Most New Yorkers walk that far for coffee.

Microsoft Launches IE Developer Channel Commented on: 1 year ago (June 16, 2014)

""Internet Explorer Developer channel is our way of sharing an early sneak peek at what's coming next in IE," Microsoft IE principal program manager lead Charles Morris"

Someone should tell...

Microsoft to Launch Cheaper Xbox One with No Kinect Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2014)

I'll explain: Motion controlled games are a fad which has run its course, but for some people voice control over system functions is worth the cost of a microphone.

More complicated, yes...

Windows is Now Free for Phones and Mini-Tablets Commented on: 2 years ago (April 3, 2014)

To reach parity with Android, they would also have to release the source code. Windows phone is (was?) limited in regards to what hardware it will run on, and OEM's can't fix that without access...

Xbox One to Get New Features, (Eventually) Expand into New Markets Commented on: 2 years ago (March 18, 2014)

Well. the delay in the other markets is clearly not because of a supply constraint. It's been speculated that localization is a HUGE job because of the voice commands.

So blame it on...

Microsoft Delays Live Game Broadcasting for Xbox One Commented on: 2 years ago (November 19, 2013)

Ouch. I wonder if they just ran out of juice. Like, they built the feature but couldn't get it to work without dropping frames. Insiders, we want to know!

I think everyone (aside from...

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